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25% International Visitor Growth to Orlando in 2023

The Orlando destination welcomed 6.13 million international visitors in 2023, an increase of 25% over 2022 numbers. The 2023 international visitation numbers represent 94% of pre-pandemic (2019) levels.

Orlando Named Top City for Meetings and Events by Cvent

On Tuesday, May 14, Virginia-based event software company Cvent released its 2024 list of the Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the U.S., with the City Beautiful taking the top spot.

Surf Expo Sneak Peak: Surf Brands Sign Up in Full Force

Choice will be served to buyers traveling to Orlando for the Surf Expo September show. A preview of the upcoming trade show’s floor has it shaping up to be a representation of today’s surf industry: emerging, up-and-coming, and legacy labels, all looking to write orders and nab more space on retailer shelves.

Orlando Continues Its Reign as North America’s Top Meeting Spot for the Ninth Year

Orlando has once again secured its position as the premier meeting destination in North America, according to Cvent, a leading provider of meetings, events, and hospitality technology.

Orlando named Top Meeting Destination in North America

Cvent named Orlando as the Top Meeting Destination in North America by the industry-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider. This is the ninth time Orlando has been recognized by Cvent as the #1 meetings destination in the country.

NPE2024 Recap

50,000 attendees. 2,300 exhibitors. 1.2 million square feet of exhibition space. After 6 years, there’s a lot to look for at this year’s NPE. From keynotes and sustainability talks to parties and networking, step into the heart of the action and experience the vibrant atmosphere firsthand as we showcase memorable moments from the show.

Impact of NPE2024

We all know NPE is a big endeavor for the plastics industry. But as the final day of NPE2024 begins, take a moment to think about how big this is for the host city of Orlando, Fla., and the Orange County Convention Center.

OUC Celebrates 100 Years and in process of building EV Charging Facility at OCCC

Florida public power utility OUC has received the Sustainability and Resiliency Award and the Award of Excellence in Downtown Orlando Partnership’s 2024 Golden Brick Awards, which recognize people, projects and initiatives that propel downtown Orlando, Fla., forward.

NPE2024 Kickoff

The wait for the largest plastics trade show in the Americas is over! NPE2024: The Plastics Show officially kicked off on Monday, May 6, and runs through Friday, May 10, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

TDT reaches new record in March

Tourist Development Tax (TDT) collections climbed to a record-setting $40,550,000 in March, marking another increase in revenue compared to the previous month according to the Orange County Comptroller.
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